Welcome to College Confidential!

The leading college-bound community on the web

Sign Up For Free

Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community discussions, and more.

Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one!)

As a CC member, you can:

  • Reply to threads, and start your own.
  • Post reviews of your campus visits.
  • Find hundreds of pages of informative articles.
  • Search from over 3 million scholarships.

What's your all-nighter life like?

shawnpham24shawnpham24 Registered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
edited April 2013 in High School Life
Do you snack your way through it? Do you listen to music? Do you have break-down?

For me, I put up with it for as long as I could, but sometime my brain do this thing where it trick me to jump into bed and roll around for the satisfaction of "resting" but then I would pass out, and wake up with guilt. Another thing that come with it is the anxiety of having to come up with the plan B afterward; like what period of the day should I divide out the time to finnish the rest of the homework. Once in a while I though that I did a pretty amazing job at doing last minute stuff and that I'm spontaneous..but then it's not really that.
Post edited by shawnpham24 on

Replies to: What's your all-nighter life like?

  • Dulcinea17Dulcinea17 Registered User Posts: 40 Junior Member
    I use energy drinks and try to finish my hmwks as soon as possible. There have been occasions when it's just like you said: I would tell myself to rest/sleep for half an hour before resuming, but instead slept for like 3 hrs.
  • KommAtMeBroKommAtMeBro Registered User Posts: 178 Junior Member
    I'm always like "yeah! I'm going to get so much done!" Then I spend like 2 hours getting comfortable, get like half my homework done, decide its not worth it, and fall asleep.
  • lldm21lldm21 Registered User Posts: 1,403 Senior Member
    Generally I listen to music even though it further distracts me just so I don't hate myself too much for staying up. Then I'll go downstairs, eat, and then rant about my academic misfortunes via text to one of my friends, they'll roll their eyes and say that it's my fault for taking the classes that I do, and why didn't I just take honors, etc. Then I give up, go sleep, and wake up early the next day to finish or I just don't care enough to finish period.
  • critprod45sscritprod45ss Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    I also listen music when my mind is sick by study. You can try this when bore and want to refresh your mind. I think don't take much sleep at this times.
  • YoonYulYoonYul Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
    For me, it's nonexistent.
  • marshmallowpopmarshmallowpop Registered User Posts: 816 Member
    Yeah, I haven't experienced an all-nighter yet, but I hear that in junior year, it's a common occurrence.
  • TickGreyTickGrey Registered User Posts: 481 Member
    I normally end up on my laptop for most of the night just chilling rather than getting any actual work done, so I don't normally do the all-nighter thing anymore.
  • steellord321steellord321 Registered User Posts: 349 Member
    Why the crap do high school students need to do this? You're doing something wrong if resorting to all-nighter.
  • VaCollegeGirlVaCollegeGirl Registered User Posts: 204 Junior Member
    I rarely ever pull all nighters, but one of the times I did, I watched all of Gone With the Wind while dibble dabbling between some work and studying. Usually I only pull an all nighter when I'm restless, not for purely academic obligations.
  • Thursday8Thursday8 Registered User Posts: 643 Member
    Never pulled an all-nighter.
  • Niquii77Niquii77 Registered User Posts: 10,104 Senior Member
    I've only had to pull one semi-all-nighter, but that was only because I got off of work at 11:30 and had a project due the next day. But even then I didn't stay up all night. 3 AM was when I went to sleep and I just went in late the next day.

    I don't pull all-nighters. No homework is worth it. Sleep is the number one priority.
  • benfsterbenfster Registered User Posts: 369 Member
    The same night that my EA application for Yale was due, I pulled an all-nighter for a paper on the Wasteland. Bah. Started after midnight because of the need to get that application in (funnily enough, I was deferred -> rejected). Ended up with <30 minutes of sleep. I don't remember much from that night (even though it was only a few months ago), but I do remember that I listened to a lot of music and ate a ton of junk food.
  • shawnpham24shawnpham24 Registered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
    Yeah..instead of music, sometime I go for a whole movie thinking that I can do homework in between, but ahaha..nope.
  • aqsewfqqaqsewfqq Registered User Posts: 474 Member
    nonexistent. latest I ever had to stay up in HS was about 3:30 (for school). Still nonexistent in college.
This discussion has been closed.